Question about Briggs & Stratton Power Products 5,550 Watt Portable Generator #30241
Black max 7kw generator with 13 hp honda engine. While running in snow storm last winter quit producing voltage. Dried out and seemed to run ok and posered lights fine but i did not check voltage. Tried to run this week. Checked voltage and reads 145vac and 290vac. Hz is 62. opened the cover and conections looked good and clean, AVR looks to be hermetically sealed.
Those voltage readings MAY be normal.
The AC waveform may cause your meter to read inaccurately. You would need to use a TRUE RMS meter to accurately read the voltage.
The siple meters actually read the AVERAGE voltage and then are calibrated to mulltiply it by the "form factor" for a sine wave. OFTEN these generators don't produce a clean sine wave. A square-ish wave will read higher on the garden variety meters.
Compare the brightness of a lamp comparing to when run on your utility.
The frequency depends on engine speed ... yours is running a bit fast...check it under at least half load and if off, adjust the govenor slightly.
Posted on May 02, 2010
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